MARK TWAIN ON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
"There were two 'Reigns of Terror', if we could but remember and consider it; the one wrought murder in hot passions, the other in heartless cold blood; the one lasted mere months, the other had lasted a thousand years; the one inflicted death upon a thousand persons, the other upon a hundred million; but our shudders are all for the "horrors of the... momentary Terror, so to speak; whereas, what is the horror of swift death by the axe compared with lifelong death from hunger, cold, insult, cruelty and heartbreak? A city cemetery could contain the coffins filled by that brief terror that we have all been so diligently taught to shiver at and mourn over; but all France could hardly contain the coffins filled by that older and real Terror - that unspeakable bitter and awful Terror which none of us has been taught to see in its vastness or pity as it deserves."
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, 1889
I love Laura’s tagline for her show: “The TV and radio show where the people who say it can't be done take a backseat to the people who are doing it.” The Janus Adams Show tag is that it’s a show “about race—every race—and courage.” I knew I’d do a show about the Crisis between the Israelis and the Palestinians, but I didn’t know how I would have that conversation until I heard Laura’s interview with Josh Paul--the U.S. State Department official whose resignation letter went viral. Hearing that, there was no one I wanted to have an informative, thought-provoking discussion of the Israel-Palestine crisis than Laura Flanders.
Laura Flanders is the host and executive producer of The Laura Flanders Show, which airs on PBS stations nationwide. She is an Izzy-Award winning independent journalist, a New York Times bestselling author and the recipient of the Pat Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Media Center.
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What is Islamaphobia? IslamiCity
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: September 13, 2007 (PDF)
Congressman Arthur Mitchell: US House of Representatives 1935-1943